A broad-based coalition of labor and advocacy groups railed against Donald Trump’s “hateful” rhetoric Tuesday in Chicago as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee was in town for a pricey campaign fundraiser.
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) principal Troy LaRaviere faced the media Thursday morning to speak out against the “politically motivated charges” leveled against him by the district.
Last month, CPS removed LaRaviere — an outspoken critic of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS — from Blaine Elementary School in Lakeview and reassigned him to his home with pay until the disciplinary process is complete.
CPS has 12 total dismissal charges pending against LaRaviere involving insubordination, dereliction of duty and ethics violations.
LaRaviere’s removal comes as he runs for president of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association, the election for which is currently underway and ballots will be counted next week.
“When I was a lone voice, the administration tolerated me,” LaRaviere said this morning at the Wishbone Restaurant on Lincoln Avenue. “But when faced with the prospect of an organized group of education leaders speaking as one on behalf of students, they’ve moved with haste and reckless abandon to prevent that from happening.”
Laid off Chicago Nabisco bakery workers and their union leaders say they aren’t done fighting to protect American jobs from being shipped to Mexico. They protested Wednesday outside the bakery and detailed next steps for their Nabisco consumer boycott campaign.
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Progress Illinois previews the Democratic primary race between Angelica Alfaro and Omar Aquino, who are competing for the Illinois Senate seat being vacated by retiring state Sen. William Delgado (D-Chicago).